History Newspaper Archives Archives 2007
Call for wide-beam link to Melksham

IMG_0012_600_2The proposed link to join Melksham to the Kennet & Avon Canal should be built to the same dimensions as the K&A, says a recent report. The plan by consultants Black & Veatch would have 4 locks built to bring the new navigation down to the River Avon.  In all half a mile of river through the centre of Melksham would be used to reconnect the canal..the improvements to the river, new water related businesses, the presence of visiting boats and the regeneration of waterside property would bring economic benefit to the town

Towpath Talk September 13 2007